Bellator Fighting Championship continues its push to reach new audiences. Bellator on Tuesday announced a broadcast partnership with Russia 2 to televise its events throughout the country. The new deal with start Sept. 28, making the partnership the largest MMA television deal in Russia.
Archive for July, 2012
John Alessio has been cut by the UFC before, but it’s his most recent release that particularly stings. Alessio awoke this morning to find he’d been let go after an 0-2 run in his third stint with the promotion. “I’m super upset,” the 33-year-old vet today told MMAjunkie.com. “I worked so long and so hard [...]
The UFC’s biggest card of the year unsurprisingly drew the biggest box office take of any of the promotion’s events in the United States. UFC 148 officially drew a 15,104 attendance figure and a $6,901,655 live gate. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer on Tuesday emailed the figures to MMAjunkie.com. UFC 148 took [...]
A heavyweight bout originally booked for UFC on FOX 4 now has been rescheduled. Sources close to the event on Tuesday told MMAjunkie.com that Matt Mitrione vs. Rob Broughton now will take place at UFC on FX 5. UFC on FX 5 takes place Oct. 5 at Target Center in Minneapolis. The event’s main card [...]
This past Saturday, Invicta Fighting Championships showcased its second all-female card from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. In the night’s main attraction, 2004 Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann narrowly edged submission specialist Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler in an action-packed bantamweight matchup. In our latest edition of Women’s MMA Report, MMAjunkie.com’s Robert Sargent [...]
MMAjunkie.com Radio today hosts our breakdown of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 event, including the night’s Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera headliner. Trainer and matchmaker Joey Varner joins us in studio for the event preview and a recap of the latest MMA news. MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. [...]
As expected Jon Jones has avoided jail time following his May 19 arrest on a misdemeanor DWI charge. The UFC light-heavyweight champion today was issued a $1,000 fine and six-month license suspension. He also will have ignition interlocks installed on his vehicles, and he needs to complete a victim-impact panel. “Blessed to still have the [...]
The lineup is set for Friday’s “XFC 19: Charlotte Showdown” event. The event takes place at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, N.C., and the event’s main card airs on AXS TV (formerly HDNet). The co-headliners feature welterweights Corey Hill vs. Mike Bronzoulis and 115-pound female fighters Felice Herrig vs. Simona Soukupova.
Francis Carmont impressed observers in his most recent fight. The performance has earned him a bout in his hometown. Carmont and “Filthy” Tom Lawlor have agreed to meet in a middleweight matchup at UFC 154 on Nov. 17 at Montreal’s Bell Centre, according to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. Carmont, who trains at Montreal’s Tri Star [...]
As Sara McMann stood in the center of the Invicta cage this past Saturday night waiting to hear what the judges would have to say about the future of her undefeated record, she had no idea which way it might go. This was a problem she hadn’t dealt with in her former life as a [...]